We shouldn’t have to think of it but we, as humans, keep a lot of junk! If you happen to be one of the few minimalists then you can create a different flow by rearranging. If not, then I can guarantee you’ll have at least 1 room, closet, basement, or shed, that needs to be decluttered.
Think of energy like dust. When it hasn’t had movement in a while, there becomes layer of stagnant energy. The longer it stays in one place, the denser the energy becomes and it can literally weigh you down.
Think about where your clutter lies:
- Is it your bedroom closet and drawers? Do you not sleep well?
- Is it your basement? Does it give you the heebie-jeebies just thinking about going down there?
- What unfinished projects lie in your cleaning closet? Do you feel like you can’t ever reach the end of a project?
Let’s move all that out- Take an hour and start to shift the items that are cluttering your space. Re-gift that candy dish (throw out the candy first), curb that old chair you hate so much, get rid of those jeans you covet at the back of your closet.
As you are moving those items out, tell the energy to move around. See it shake off your old blankets and move back into the air.
Call any energy that you’ve left behind, back to you.
Fill your body and beyond!
Ever forget your keys and remember as soon as you close the door behind you? Or get halfway to work and remember your wallet is on the kitchen counter? Well, it’s not just a “forgetful” moment. It’s your energies way of saying, “HEY! YOU AREN’T IN YOUR BODY!!!”. Most of us would disagree, right?
The truth is, most days we are doing a million things at once and can’t be bothered to check in with our bodies and see what it wants to do.
Here is an easy way to drop back into your body and use that energy to clear the space around you.
The first few times you try this, you may want to sit in a quiet space. Close your eyes, and focus in on your midsection, find the spark of your energy that lives there. Acknowledge that spark and allow it to grow into a full-blown flame. See it expand into your pelvis (I always ask it to expand and light up all the nooks and crannies, think anatomy class details) let it move into your hips and down your body, lighting up everything it expands to.
Then focus on moving it upwards, do this until that spark has your entire body glowing with energy. Take a few moments to sit with this energy- this is YOUR energy! This energy is so powerful and if it is being forced to be a tiny spark then, yes, you will forget things and miss things and having misunderstandings consistently.
The next big piece of this is to expand your energy out around you creating a bubble. From here, it depends on your intuition and how far you want to expand your energy. You can expand it around the building you are in, the block you are on, the neighborhood or beyond. When you feel like it has been expanded enough, sit with it a few moments.
There are many different ways to create a sacred smoke to dissipate negative energies. You can use sage, palo santo, a bundle of other herbs or flowers, there are endless combinations to create a sacred smoke that moves along negative energies and reenergizes positive energies. Get what calls to you in either bundle form or loose leaves. You need either a shell, incent burner, or the lid of a candle will do so long as it’s not a material that will melt when burned. If you have a bundle, light the end, let it start to burn and then blow it out. Depending on how dense the energy is, it could completely smother the burn and you may have to relight it. If you have loose leaves, put some in a fire proof container and light them as if you were lighting incense.
When you have the smoke going, remind it to clear away the negative energies as it floats. You will want to pick a window on the opposite end of where you are starting to open a smidge. If you feel like you will need a lot of smoke or the smoke starts to billow you may open more than one window or door. Be sure to allow smoke into the corners of the rooms and slowly move from area to area. You can use your hand to waft the smoke into all areas of the room.
When you have finished, you can place your remaining bundle or leaves on an altar or somewhere out of the way till the next time. Please be safe when using this fire method, I have seen bundles go up in flames very quickly.
Keep a glass of water nearby or start near a sink if this is your first try.